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" Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit. "
The Works of Jonathan Swift: Accurately Revised in Twelve Volumes, Adorned ... - Stran 30
avtor: Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - 1754
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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant ..., Količina 1

1847 - 506 strani
...well-tim'd, artful flattery may yield. LlLLG. 7. 'T is an old maxim in the schools, That flattery 's the food of fools, Yet, now and then, your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit. 8. Minds, By nature great, are conscious of their greatness, And hold it...
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Horæ vacivæ, a thought-book of the wise spirits of all ages and all ...

Horae - 1851
...nor any thing more ridiculous than for a vain man to be always boafting of himfelf. L'ESTRANGE. 5. 'Tis an old maxim in the fchools That vanity's the...then your men of wit Will condefcend to take a bit. — SWIFT. 6. VANITY is a ftrong temptation to lying ; it makes people magnify their merit, over-flourifh...
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Clara Cameron

Clara Cameron (fict.name.) - 1851
...Brown and the little fellow over." CHAPTER VIII. " It has been said in ancient rules, That flattery is the food of fools, Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to taste a bit." SWIFT. " In solemn grandeur now she left her coach, And made with haughty...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF CRABBE, HEBER, AND POLLOK

1852
...assen.tari. '""'• •' " ,, TERENT. in^EunucK. It has been Held in ancient. rules ' -That flattery is the food of fools ;, Yet now and then your, men of wit Will condescend to taste a bit. , , 'SWIFT. , \ The subject — .Poverty and Cunning described — -When...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

1852
...she ever read ! And had a most discerning head ! 'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery 's vain the Tyrian maids their wounded Thammuz And sullen M condescend to take a bit. So, when Cadenus could not hide, He chose to justify, his pride ; Construing...
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Virginia Illustrated: Containing a Visit to the Virginian Canaan, and the ...

David Hunter Strother - 1857 - 300 strani
...lisping minx makes me promise what she pleases. "' 'Tis an old maxim of the schools, That flattery's the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit.' No, no, it was not that—I'm too old for that—but it was a piece of the...
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Reminiscences of an Old Sportsman, Količina 1

John Potter Hamilton - 1860
...killed at these battues, And what a temptation this is to poachers. " 'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That vanity's the food of fools ; Yet now and then your men of wit, Will condescend to take a bit." —SWIFT. Some sportsmen entertain an opinion that the red grouse have degenerated...
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The Fables of Æsop

1866 - 264 strani
...Compliments cost nothing, but many pay dear for them. "Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery is the food of fools ; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit. All-potent flattery ! universal lord ! Revil'd, yet courted; censur'd, yet...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 715 strani
...draws, The very echo to our self-applause ! Pope. 'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools, Yet, now and then, your men of wit "Will condescend to take a bit. Swift, Cadeniu and J'ancsta. Of folly, vice, disease, men proud we see ;...
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Fables

Aesop - 1869
...Compliments cost nothing, but many pay dear for them. 'Tis an old maxim in the schools. That flattery is the food of fools ; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit. All-potent flattery ! universal lord ! Reviled, yet courted ; censured, yet...
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